It’s not often that Collectors offers a real price bargain — they’re not a discount outlet, by definition — but this most certainly is.
Of all the .22 pistols ever made, the Trailside is the one I’ve lusted after the most. I’ve fired a couple, and each one left me speechless with its match trigger and astounding accuracy. Add Swiss-watch mechanical action and you have, I think, quite possibly the best .22 pistol you can get. And yes, I offered to buy each one from its owner, and both just laughed merrily as they pried their guns from my envious fingers and put them away.
And here’s the point: yeah, $650 is a lot for a .22 — but have you seen the price of .22 pistols recently? Others, of considerably less quality, are selling for about the same nowadays, which makes this a steal at the price.